Sony Pictures Classics will distribute Angel Manuel Soto’s Sundance selection Charm City Kings in North America on April 10, 2020.
The drama, which Sony produced with James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, will expand wide a week later.
Soto directed from a screenplay by Sherman Payne from a story by Chris Boyd and Kirk Sullivan and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, inspired by Lotfy Nathan’s 2013 documentary 12 O’Clock Boys.
Jahi Di’Allo Winston, newcomer Meek Mill, Will Catlett, Teyonah Parris, Donielle Tremaine Hansley, and Kezii Curtis star in the story about a youngster who gets the chance to join a fearless group of dirt bike riders in Baltimore.
Producers are Caleeb Pinkett, Clarence Hammond, and Marc Bienstock, while Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment served as executive producers.
Charm City Kings will premiere in January in US Dramatic Competition.